Contractor Licensing

 

ATTENTION:
Pursuant to State of Florida House Bill 735, local jurisdictions/counties are now prohibited from issuing local licensure that do not mirror the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR).
Hillsborough County accepts applications for Local Specialty and State Registered licensure per the License comparison information. Additional details are available in the Contractor Licensing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

In Hillsborough County, to perform construction-related work regulated by the State of Florida you must have a contractor license. The contractor license has to be issued by the State of Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR) or Hillsborough County.

State Certified License Holders

To register a State Certified license, please see page 5 of the Create Contractor License Applications User Guide. There are no fees associated with registering a license in Hillsborough County.

Journeyman Electrician / Journeyman Plumber

Journeyman Certificate of Competency applications must be submitted through HillsGovHub.

Local Specialty & State Registered Licensure

Hillsborough County accepts applications for the licenses below:

  • State Registered – all types
  • Local Specialty:
    • Aluminum Structure
    • Demolition
    • Drywall
    • Glass & Glazing
    • Irrigation
    • Marine Contractor

Refer to the Contractor Licensing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and License Comparison information for more details.

Reciprocity

  • Incoming reciprocity letters must include:
    • Sponsoring jurisdiction letterhead
    • Exam scores of 75% or higher
    • Exam dates
    • Exam types
    • Exam agency
    • Applicant’s current standing in sponsoring jurisdiction
  • For a Letter of Reciprocity from Hillsborough County:

Complete License Verification in HillsGovHub and submit a Letter of Reciprocity Request per instruction below.
Please Note: You must have the receiving jurisdiction’s email address for this process

  1. Login HillsGovHub
  2. Select New from left side menu
  3. Select Contractor License Application
  4. Review terms & select Continue Application
  5. Select Contractor License next to the tringle to expand or type “letter” in the search box
  6. Select Letter of Reciprocity Request & select Continue Application
  7. Enter License Number
  8. Continue and complete application

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